It was that classic awkward situation that you always worry will happen when you send an email about someone else: You accidentally send that email to the very person it is about. Only this time, the email, from the CFO of Monash University, cast the Group of Eight Universities, including UNSW, into controversy. The email…
An incoming Abbott Government would consider raising student fees by up to 25%, according to reports in The Sunday Telegraph. The opposition would considering reintroducing a cap on the number of university places to save $2.6 billion, a move the Government says reflects the Coalition’s “born to rule mentality.”
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.